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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

In part 3 of his mini series on using bluetooth keyboards on iOS devices with VoiceOver, Scott Davert discusses and shares a number of tips and keyboard shortcuts which should enable you to be more productive and efficient when using Safari to browse the web.

The previous podcasts in this series are:

Saturday, February 27, 2016

In this podcast, Jonathan Mosen gives us An Overview of Tweetings for iPhone and iPod Touch.

While there are too many features of the client to cover in one podcast, this demonstration and explanation of Tweetings should be more than sufficient to get the user up and running successfully.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

In part 2 of his mini series on using bluetooth keyboards on iOS devices with VoiceOver, Scott Davert covers how to edit text and use of the Notes app. While not an exhaustive list of keyboard commands, as this would make for a very dry presentation, topics include: creating a new note, the cursor and how it differs from Windows, text selection, how to apply basic formatting to a note, and deleting of text within a note.

Friday, February 19, 2016

In this podcast, Sheri Wells-Jensen gives us a demonstration of Repeat CheckList - A custom can be learned! for iOS.

Friday, February 12, 2016

In this podcast, Jonathan Mosen gives us a demonstration of Podcast Chapters for Mac OS X.

Podcast Chapters allows a podcast creator to easily insert chapter markers into a podcast, thereby allowing listeners (using podcast clients supporting the chapters feature) to quickly navigate to specific parts of the presentation.

Monday, February 8, 2016

In this podcast, Lulu Hartgen introduces us to Blindfold Horserace, an audio game for iOS where you race your horse against other horses.

In Blindfold Horserace, you walk or run your fingers on the screen as if the horse is running. You are in post 2 and the other horses are in post 1 and 3. Once you hear the starting bells, race as…

Sunday, February 7, 2016

In part one of this mini series, Scott Davert explains some advantages of using a Bluetooth keyboard, demonstrates pairing a keyboard to an iDevice with a Bluetooth keyboard, and goes through some general commands and concepts for using a Bluetooth keyboard with your iDevice.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

In this episode of his introductory series, Thomas Domville discusses and explores what’s available from within the ‘Touch ID & Passcode’ area of iOS Settings.

This Apple Support page provides more information on how to set up and use Touch ID, a fingerprint identity sensor that makes it easy for you to get into your device.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

In this podcast, Alex Hall shows us how to define a word using Spotlight on macOS.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

In this podcast, Jonathan Mosen demonstrates ReadKit, an RSS reader and more for the Mac. In addition to demonstrating the app, Jonathan covers what RSS is and why he prefers it over getting feeds from Twitter.

ReadKit is a $9.99 purchase in the Mac App Store, or you can…

Thursday, January 28, 2016

In this podcast, David Woodbridge gives us an in-depth discussion and walk-through of one of his most used iOS apps, Audiobooks from Audible.

With an Audible membership, this app provides access to your purchases from Audible’s selection of 180,000+ titles—from best sellers to classics, and everything in-between.

David demonstrates previewing and purchasing a book from…

Sunday, January 24, 2016

In this month's edition of the AppleVis Extra, Michael Hansen, Thomas Domville, and Alex Hall speak with Marty Schultz of Kid Friendly Software. Schultz is the developer behind the wildly popular Blindfold series of accessible audio games, with over 25 games currently in the App Store and many more exciting…

Thursday, January 21, 2016

In this episode of his introductory series, Thomas Domville discusses and explores what’s available from within the ‘FaceTime’ area of iOS Settings.

This Apple Support page provides more information on FaceTime and how it can be used to make video and audio calls from your iOS devices.

Monday, January 18, 2016

In this episode of his introductory series, Thomas Domville discusses and explores what’s available from within the ‘Reset’ area of iOS Settings. The settings here offer the ability to reset specific settings within iOS or to completely restore your device to its default state by erasing all content and settings..

Sunday, January 17, 2016

In this episode of his introductory series, Thomas Domville continues his discussion and demonstration of how you can control your iOS device using a VoiceOver-specific gestures on the touch screen.

Whereas much of his previous podcast was spent in the VoiceOver Gesture Practice Area of the iOS Settings, he now moves to…

Saturday, January 16, 2016

In this episode of his introductory series, Thomas Domville discusses and demonstrates how you can control your iOS device using a VoiceOver-specific gestures on the touch screen.

You can use these gestures to navigate and interact with items on the screen, and enter VoiceOver commands.

In this podcast, Thomas introduces us to these gestures using the area available within the iOS Settings where you can learn and practice…

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

In this episode of his introductory series, Thomas Domville discusses and explores the background app refresh settings in iOS. These settings are used to control what apps are allowed to run in the background and carry out routine tasks (such as updating your Twitter timeline or retrieving weather data).

Monday, January 11, 2016

In this podcast, Amber shows us how to find and use the animated emoji available on the Apple Watch.

Monday, January 11, 2016

In this podcast, Tunmi introduces us to Pocket Pond 2, an iOS app that places a virtual pond filled with koi into the palm of your hand.

You can raise, feed, breed, play with, and sell thousands of different kinds of koi. Decorate your pond and make it beautiful. The interactive koi will bite your finger and swim around in response to your touch.

Note: Pocket Pond 2 is totally free to…

Monday, January 11, 2016

In this podcast, Scott Davert walks us through the Dropbox app for iOS and demonstrates many of its features. The app and service are free, and it is a powerful solution to help bridge the gap between iOS devices and those devices on other platforms.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

In this podcast, Scott Davert gives us a walk-through and demonstration of DropVox, a voice memo recording app for iOS.

DropVox is streamlined to record and upload voice memos to Dropbox; there’s no need to name files or choose where to send them. If you need more control, DropVox might not be right for you.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

In this episode of his introductory series, Thomas Domville discusses and explores the VoiceOver Rotor.

The VoiceOver Rotor provides a quick and convenient way to navigate the screen, input and manipulate text, change VoiceOver settings, and more.

More information on the VoiceOver Rotor can be found in this AppleVis Tutorial.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

In this episode of his introductory series, Thomas Domville discusses and explores the About section found in the iOS Settings.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

In this episode of his introductory series, Thomas Domville discusses and explores the Personal Hotspot feature available on the iPhone or iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular models) which lets you share your cellular data connection with other devices.

Monday, January 4, 2016

In this update to his previous podcast on this topic, Scott Davert gives us some general information about braille displays as they relate to their use with iOS devices. He then talks about and demonstrates the pairing of a braille device; iOS options and settings; navigational commands, text input; and how to get additional help. Links mentioned in the podcast include Our…

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